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People Who Have Died From Tainted Blood

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Government Attorneys Drop Charges Against Canadian Doctor in Tainted Blood Case

Canadian government attorneys on Friday dropped all remaining charges related to blood products contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C against Roger Perrault, former director of the blood transfusion service of the Canadian Red Cross , the CP/... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Judge Acquits Canadian Doctors, U.S. Drug Company in Tainted Blood Case

A Canadian judge on Monday acquitted New Jersey-based Armour Pharmaceutical Company and four Canadian doctors -- including the former medical director of the Canadian Red Cross and two government officials -- of charges related to blood products... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Police File Criminal Charges Decades After Canadian Tainted-Blood Scandal

Police filed charges Wednesday in a tainted blood scandal that infected thousands of people in Canada with HIV and hepatitis C. The Canadian Red Cross, four doctors and an American pharmaceutical company were all charged after a five-year... Read more »
Ask the Experts

blood tainted saliva in eye

Dear Dr. Bob,I know you have stated that your response to questions is not contingent on whether one sends a donation to your foundation or not, however,I will send 200 dollars to your foundation if you will please answer this question for me. No...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First of all, thanks for your kind comments.Regarding your concerns about HIV acquisition from getting spittle in your eye, your fears are completely unwarranted. You are correct: Saliva that does not contain visible blood would not be considered... Read more »

HIV infection risk from tainted medical ointment?

Hi, I'm having hemorrhoid and anal fissure treatment at a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic where the doctors use forceps to insert ointment coated swabs into the anal canal. I think that occasionally the instrument is dipped into the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and becomes unable to infect. The risk of HIV transmission happening during this procedure is extremely low to no risk at all. There would have to be a significant amount of blood in the ointment that... Read more »

HCV from blood tainted glove.

Hi doctor Glenn, Ive been worried recently because during a blood test the nurse apparently used the same gloves she used for the previous patient, I saw some red spots on the gloves but I didn't worry because I was told a few years ago that in...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
The situation you're describing doesn't have any risk for Hepatitis C.Even if there was blood, even if if had Hepatitis C in it, even if it touched the place you had blood taken there really wouldn't have been risk.This is because... Read more »

Hep c from blood tainted salivia

Is it possible to get hepatitas c if someone whos infected spits in your eye and they may have blood tainted saliva?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Is it possible? Sounds like a big NO to that one. Why? Unless they're spitting actual blood (enough where they're probably bleeding significantly in their mouth). then there isn't any risk. "Trace... Read more »
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Tainted Blood

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
CLINTON LINKED TO TAINTED BLOOD SCANDAL

I just came across this website. Do any of you know about this?
www.bloodtrail.com

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Memorialize people who have died of AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
I'm shooting wildly in the dark, trying to light a candle.
This is a very cool TV event that we hope to take nationwide.
We are in need of help.
But we DO NOT NEED YOUR MONEY. We need your time.

Our annual WORLD AIDS DAY television memorial is still... Read more »

dying

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How are you suppose to act during the time you find out you have AIDS and when you die? I mean con you run a normal life, I know that sounds stupid but can you? I want to be able to go out and do things have relationships, sex-yes still, and spend... Read more »

dying with anxiety pls help

Posted by 456, 2 Replies
Dear All,
After an exposure to HIV in 2012 I did a HIV test last month . My test came back negative. But my fears havent gone away When I'm having my blood drawn process I couldn't see that nurse changed the needle of previous person(who tested +... Read more »